We love our eco-minded celebrities. While we can't (yet) report on Matt Damon's personal thoughts on fracking, we can confirm that he's starring in a new film on fracking this December. The film is said to center around Damon, whose character initially works for a pro-fracking company and eventually wises up and gets a soul... i.e. he becomes the anti-fracking hero. As a refresher, fracking is essentially the procedure of creating fractures in rock, and rock formations by injecting fluid into the ground at high pressure to break the rocks open and release natural gas inside. Why is fracking dangerous?
Do you like water? I love showing off my SIGG water bottle. It's pretty yet dented from the number of times I've dropped it. And I keep filling it up with tap water. But, there may be a time I can't fill it up anymore with tap. The Safe Drinking Water Act protects our precious water in Philly. Yet, fracking is a threat. After hearing lots of questions from readers, I'll now break down why Fracking is a danger to your water supply and the latest developments:
“PA has to change its story. PA is in the process of being destroyed NOW.” –Filmmaker Josh Fox “Fracking” has been thrown around as a foreign term for natural gas mining. Definition: Short for hydraulic fracturing, “fracking” refers to the procedure of creating fractures in rocks and rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them further open. The larger fissures allow more oil and gas to flow out of the formation and into the wellbore, from where it can be extracted. I attended a Gasland Screening last week at Franklin Commons. Although I had read about fracking prior, I didn’t know too much about the process. Luckily, the event organizer arranged two special guests to address the issue: PA Senator Andy Dinniman & Filmmaker of Gasland Josh Fox. Senator Andy Dinniman started off the session, (find out more, after the jump!)